End-to-end metal testing solutions to characterize material behaviour and optimize your components and end products.


Regardless of the industry, to get the most out of a metallic component or product you need to characterize the metal’s properties to predict its in-service behaviour. Doing so will optimize your product’s lifespan and functionality and can help you improve your manufacturing processes too.


Our experts take pride in providing a turnkey service, with speedy turnaround times and the minimum possible disruption to your production and operating schedules.

Our metallic material testing supports in:

  • R&D
  • Innovation programs
  • Regulatory compliance, under standards such as EN, ISO, ASTM, DIN and MIL-STD, amongst others
  • Meeting client specifications such as AITM, SP, GD, DNV and API, amongst others
  • Manufacturing process quality control
  • Failure Analysis
  • Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ)
  • On-site metallographic testing & analysis (material recertification, including replication)

We test all types of metals, alloys, compounds and welds, and use our expertise to tailor our service to the needs of each client – whether it’s for application in Aerospace (for which we are NADCAP accredited), Automotive, Defense, Renewable Energies, Construction or Oil & Gas.


Our material testing labs span Europe, North America and Asia, and each one is fully accredited and fully equipped for whichever testing your metallic material requires. We also offer a test specimen preparation service, covering machining and test tool design and manufacturing.

Our testing capabilities include:


Mechanical Testing


  • Tensile (Strength, Modulus)
  • High Temperature/Humidity Tensile (Strength, Modulus)
  • Torsion
  • Compression (Strength, Modulus)
  • Flexural/Bend
  • Shear
  • High Cycle Fatigue (S-N curves, Wöhler curves)
  • Low Cycle Fatigue (ɛ-N curves, Wöhler curves)
  • High Temperature/Humidity Fatigue
  • Creep
  • Stress Rupture
  • Fracture toughness (KIC, CTOD, J-R Curve, R-Curve)
  • Crack propagation (dA/dN)
  • Impact (Charpy)


Chemical Analysis


  • Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES)
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI) / Mobile OES
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI) / X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)


Metallographic Examinations & Fractography


  • Metallographic Sample Preparation
  • Micro and Macro Examinations
  • Microetching and Macroetching of Metals and Alloys
  • Grain Size
  • Inclusions
  • Decarburization
  • Cementation Depth
  • Alpha Case
  • Effective Case Depth
  • IGA / IGO
  • Oxidation
  • Local Thickness
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM - EDX)

Hardness Testing


  • Brinell Hardness
  • Rockwell Hardness
  • Microhardness
  • Vickers Hardness
  • Knoop Hardness

Corrosion Testing


  • Intergranular Corrosion Resistance
  • Salt Spray (NSS, CASS, AASS)

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)


  • Ultrasonic
  • Automated Ultrasonic (AUT)
  • Immersion Ultrasonic (IUT)
  • Magnetic Particle
  • Eddy Current
  • Penetrant

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